Canadian Occupational Safety

October/November 2019

Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine is the premier workplace health and safety publication in Canada. We cover a wide range of topics ranging from office to heavy industry, and from general safety management to specific workplace hazards.

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5 2019 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019 | ISSUE 5 | VOLUME 57 KEY MEDIA | CANADIAN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY FEATURES 26 Combustion Systems Improper operation can cause serious incidents, including fires, explosions By Linda Johnson 28 Eye Protection Ensure your safety glasses aren't causing painful eye strain By Amanda Silliker 30 Impairment Root causes of substance use in Ontario sawmills revealed By Amanda Silliker DEPARTMENTS 6 Workplace News 8 Fines & Penalties 33 Products & Services 34 My Safety Moment COLUMNS 9 Up Close Profiling Anne Naser, WorkSafeBC By Amanda Silliker 10 Professional Development Mild steel welding fume – the newest workplace carcinogen By Glyn Jones 11 Legal Landscape Feds overhaul violence, harassment legislation By Deanah Shelly 12 Safety Culture Does zero mean nothing? By Dave Fennell IN THIS ISSUE COVER STORY 14 CANADA'S SAFEST EMPLOYERS Meet the 2019 winners of the coveted awards By Amanda Silliker, Linda Johnson, John Dujay and Marcel Vander Wier 26 28 30 Canadian Occupational Safety and KEY MEDIA congratulate all of this year's winners, and extend a special thank you to our readers for taking the time to cast ballots for their favourite organizations. The team at Canadian Occupational Safety is privileged to serve the OHS community and its goal of ensuring every worker goes home safe at the end of the day. We're proud to join our readers in honouring the best organizations. BONUS! You can access and share a digital edition of this publication. Visit readers-choice-2019 2 0 1 9 READERS' CHOICE C A T E G O R Y Congratulations 2019 Readers' Choice Award Winners oyep I dexterra M ackenzie Health Waterloo North Hydro michelin pictou county basf can a da Ontario Clean Water Agency horizon North Logistics

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